Thursday, December 24, 2009
Today is Christmas Eve and it looks like we might get some snow today! This year has been good year for our family. We are so blessed for all the good things God has done for us. I hope today and tomorrow you will look back on your year and I know for some it hasn't been the best of years. Just know that we are here for you and praying.
This Christmas Season has been a great one for Melissa. She is older (2 1/2) and she is loving everything about Christmas. Today we are going to make a Birthday Cake for Jesus and make cookies for Santa. We hope we get to play out in the snow and then head to our Church Christmas Eve service. Then come home and get ready for Santa to come. Tomorrow we don't have much planned just staying home and enjoy watching Melissa open up her gifts and playing with all the fun things. We might go over to our friends later on. I just like being home with my little family.
I hope you enjoy the video from our family to yours. Melissa has a big roll in this video!
Paul, Traci and Melissa
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Melissa had her CF appointment yesterday and everything went well. She has gotten taller since her last appointment 3 months ago. She is right at 36in and she weighs 31lb 11.9oz. She didn't gain much weight from her last appointment, but her doctors aren't concerned at this time. Her lungs sound clear, praise the lord! She does have some congestion in her nose, but it could just be the change in weather and having the heat on that has got her congested. I know that both Paul and I have had some sinus pressure the last week.
Melissa did great today at her appointment she received her 2nd half of the H1N1 shot and also had to have blood work today. The CF Clinic gave her a stocking full of fun things in it, like her first barbie doll, a reindeer, Christmas book, a nice warm hat and some fun ELMO cups. Also every year the clinic gives the patients a Christmas ornament, she picked out a snowman ornament this year.
As we were waiting to get her blood taken the staff down in the Lab gave her a Beanie Baby Christmas Bear. She thought this was the best thing coming to this appointment getting all kinds of fun things.
We are so blessed this Christmas that Melissa is doing so well. It has been fun this year to get out and do fun things with her this season. We still are being careful where we take her, but she is have a lot of fun this Christmas season.
Melissa with all her goodies
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Oh boy I'm behind on this post so sorry. It just seems the blog has taken a backseat the last couple of months. Maybe it's because I don't have a lot to blog about and when I do, I forget to post.
For Thanksgiving we packed our bags and load up the SUV and headed to the Texas Hill Country to spend a long weekend with the Liberto family. Paul's brother Dan and his family had Thanksgiving dinner at their house. We had a great time hanging out the the family. We got to see Paul's sister Laurie and his other brother Michael. Also our niece Lisa who is back from serving over in Afghanistan was with us.
We enjoyed our visit and Melissa had a blast playing with her cousins.
Family hanging out before dinner
Paul with his brothers and sister
Micheal, Dan, Laurie and Paul
Melissa with Uncle Mickey
The whole family together
Melissa, Pau and Uncle Dan out looking for deer
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to Benefit from Holiday Film Promotion
Warner Home Video and CVS/pharmacy to Donate Proceeds from Holiday DVD Sales
November 24, 2009
(Bethesda, MD) – The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that CVS/pharmacy and Warner Home Video will partner with the Foundation this holiday season to raise critical funds for cystic fibrosis through the sale of classic family movies.
The videos will be sold exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. Five dollars of every video purchased will be donated by CVS/pharmacy and Warner Home Video to benefit the Foundation.
From now through Dec. 25, 2009, CVS/pharmacy will sell three animated holiday favorites from Warner Home Video, including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Year Without a Santa,” and “Jack Frost.”
“We’ve made tremendous strides in increasing life expectancy for cystic fibrosis, but this devastating disease still takes the lives of too many children and adults,” said C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is thrilled that CVS/pharmacy and Warner Home Video are joining us in the effort to raise dollars to fight cystic fibrosis and ultimately find a cure.”
Cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that causes life-threatening lung infections and premature death, and affects about 70,000 people worldwide. The Foundation has fueled dramatic improvements in research and care that have significantly changed the prognosis for people with CF. The predicted median age of survival for people with CF has increased to more than 37 years — more than double what it was 25 years ago.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease.
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, a division of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.
This picture was taken on the day of school pictures. Jeremiah’s mom and dad are from Japan. So it’s custom to wear this outfit.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ijust entered a contest to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. You can visit $5 dinners.com and check out all the recipes. I'm trying the Ginger Pumpkin Soup tonight.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
On Saturday Paul, Melissa, DD and I all went to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch. This is our 3rd year to take Melissa to this pumpkin patch. She was only 4 months old her first trip. This year she was having a blast. We didn't time this trip well. We waited to go the last weekend and it was a beautiful day so everyone was at the pumpkin patch. It didn't stop us from taking lots of pictures and Melissa running around having fun.
Melissa's DD came in this past weekend so it was her first trip to the pumpkin patch with us. Melissa even talked her DD in to buying her some pumpkins. She bought on for us to carve. Melissa also enjoyed helping us carve the pumpkin. As you can see had fun. Also she is giving you a sneak peak of her Halloween costume.
Thursday night Melissa made the move from a baby bed to her big girl bed. She help us take down her baby bed and she even kissed it goodbye. She helped us get her big girl bed all together. She could not wait to lay down on it. Melissa is going to use my old bed room furniture that I had as a little girl and it was also my moms when she was a little girl. The head board, foot board and the night stand are being refinished and we hope to have them back by December and then we will have the two dresser draws done. We found a nice man to do this for us. Once we get all of the pieces back and get her room all put together I will post pictures. Until then here are some pictures of Melissa in her baby bed for the last time and of her in the big girl bed.
The first night she slept great , when she woke up the next morning she was asking when can she take a nap. She was ready to go back to sleep in her bed. She is doing really well with the bed.